Militants take over Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

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UN aid workers described the situation inside a Palestinian refugee camp located just five kilometers away from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s palace in Damascus as: “Beyond inhumane” and “completely catastrophic”. For nearly a week now, Yarmouk has been transformed into one of Syria’s bloodiest battlegrounds. CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes filed this report from Washington.

Militants take over Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

Militants take over Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus

UN aid workers described the situation inside a Palestinian refugee camp located just five kilometers away from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's palace in Damascus as: "Beyond inhumane" and "completely catastrophic". For nearly a week now, Yarmouk has been transformed into one of Syria's bloodiest battlegrounds. CCTV America's Elaine Reyes filed this report from Washington.

Highlights:

  • The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Bashar al-Assad government has dropped barrel bombs on the camp 25 times in the past three days
  • Militants now have control of an estimated 90 percent of Yarmouk.
  • Now food, water and prescription drugs are running out.

Daryl Grisgraber from Refugees International on refugee camp in Damascus

For more on this, CCTV America interviewed Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate at Refugees International.

Daryl Grisgraber from Refugees International on refugee camp in Damascus

Daryl Grisgraber from Refugees International on refugee camp in Damascus

For more on this, CCTV America interviewed Daryl Grisgraber, senior advocate at Refugees International.